Reserve Your Kayak Trip in 5 Simple Steps:

1. Confirm space is available on the tour you want by submitting the following form, or give us a call or send an email. If you’ve already been in touch and confirmed space, skip to step 2.

Reservation Inquiry Form

2. Read and understand our Covid 19 Mutual Safety Agreement.

3. Read and understand our LIABILITY WAIVER.  You will be asked to sign it when you arrive.

4. Complete the trip Online Registration-Medical Form for each trip participant. Please be thorough and get in touch with questions and concerns.

5. Pay Deposit. $500 Cdn confirms each space, with payment by e-transfer, Mastercard, or VISA. If paying by credit card, we will send a link to a secure payment page. Balance of payment is due 60 days before trip start.

 

Registration Information

Cancellation: Cancellations aren’t fun for anyone! If you must cancel, we will do our best to fill your vacated space. If we are able to re-book your space, then only our $200 handling fee will apply. Although almost everyone has a very valid reason for needing to cancel, please know that there are no exceptions to our cancellation policy. As a result, we strongly recommend purchasing robust third party cancellation insurance. Please check that any plans will cover Covid 19 related cancellations.

Cancellation due to Covid 19: We ask that you understand that you are booking a trip in uncertain times. The Covid 19 situation will almost certainly change between now and trip start, and you should make travel plans accordingly. We are not responsible for cancelled flights, closed borders, travel advisories, or personal illness. Should you exhibit Covid 19 symptoms immediately prior to the trip, or are otherwise required to self-isolate, you will not be able to join the trip. Anyone exhibiting Covid 19 symptoms during a trip may be evacuated. Costs related to these situations may be avoided by purchasing third party cancellation insurance. 

Our cancellation charges include tax and apply from the date we are advised of your cancellation. Please advise us of your cancellation by email to avoid any confusion. 

Prior to the trip:

90 or more days – full refund less $200 handling fee per person.

89-60 days – loss of deposit.         

59-0 days – forfeit total price.

Reservations may be cancelled if balance of payment is not received by the due date.

Gratuities: At the end of a trip, it is customary, (but not required or expected) to offer a gratuity to guides as a thanks for great service. Gratuity amount varies greatly, and is up to personal preference – our trip participants often choose to tip somewhere between 5-15% of trip cost. Having said that, we all come from different lives and situations, and any amount or gesture is appreciated. Above all, none of us want the additional cost of a gratuity from being a deterrent from joining one of our trips, so do what is comfortable for you. A portion of all gratuities is shared with kitchen staff.

Dietary restrictions: We ask that you inform us of serious allergies and/or dietary restrictions prior to registering for a trip. We may not be able to accommodate complex dietary needs, especially if others on the same trip also have restrictions. Diets requiring extensive additional food preparation may be subject to a surcharge to cover additional labour and food costs.

Safety & responsibility:  Since 1987 we’ve shared our big backyard with thousands of participants on guided kayak daytrips and multi-day tours in the Discovery Islands and mainland fjords. We travel in areas local to us and we are very familiar with this remote inland archipelago, its weather and sea conditions. We have a perfect safety record with no serious injuries or incidents, and we have never been involved in litigation. We make every reasonable effort to ensure participants a safe journey: our guides are highly skilled and experienced and our high quality equipment is well maintained. We also encourage participants to develop skills and awareness that will lead to self-confidence and healthy independence.

Disclosure and disclaimer – the fine print: Though we take every reasonable precaution, the territory in which we operate is remote and rugged wilderness. Most of our camping spots are beautifully undeveloped; many lack amenities. Although they are rarely encountered, we share the habitat of wolves, bear, cougar and other wild creatures. Weather conditions can be extreme and are not always reliably predicted. Therefore, for safety or any other reason, we reserve the right to, without penalty, withdraw or alter any itinerary or service. Upon booking, the participant agrees to the terms and conditions above and agrees be a cooperative part of the trip group and follow direction from the trip leaders.

In case of emergency: Be sure your personal insurance is adequate to cover expenses caused by accidents in remote locations. We are trained in wilderness first aid and have emergency supplies and equipment; however, Coast Mountain Expeditions Ltd. assumes no liability regarding provision of medical care, and in the event of an unscheduled evacuation, we may expect costs to be paid by the participant. Everyone is required sign a liability waiver (see above) prior to participating in kayaking and adventure activities.